Some dear friends welcomed a cute baby boy into their family recently. Given I was also running really late with his big sister’s first birthday present, his arrival presented me with an irresistible opportunity to knit a sibling set.
Both of these cardigans are knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills‘ Harvest in 10 ply. Harvest is an interesting, flecked yarn which is a wool, alpaca, bamboo and viscose blend. Harvest was good to knit with, although there were some big flecks in there that I had to pull out as I went. I didn’t find it at all scratchy, but it’s definitely not as super-soft as BWM’s Luxury.
The baby knit is a 0-3 month size Baby Vertebrae in the Dusk colourway. Ravelry notes here.
This time around, I followed the pattern’s alternate directions for a provisional cast on and found it a far more satisfactory technique. I used a crochet provisional cast on, learned here.
The pink cardigan is a size 2 in threes in Woodland Rose. Ravelry notes here.
I knitted this one exactly to pattern. The buttons are wooden and purchased from Deramores.
I had a little trouble sewing the buttons on loose enough, so I resorted to the old matchstick trick. Of course, I had a pint-sized supervisor.
I’m not sure if this cute little family will get any use out of these knits this year (Spring is here, yay!) but they should have enough room left in them for Autumn next year.
I’m so happy to have the warmer weather upon us, but, alas, we’re also suffering for Hugo’s third tooth and his first brush with child care germs. I’ve managed to get out into the garden and establish a new vegetable patch – probably for sharing some time next week when I have it all planted out.
Lucky Lou and Marcus.
Very sweet! Wish I had some littles to knit for…teenagers are just so big :0)